Creative Playroom Ideas | Cute Beltz

Kids learn through play. Creating a fun playroom for your kiddo is a great way to encourage learning and creativity. When creating your child’s playroom include your children in the design process to ensure the playroom is a place they will enjoy as much as you.  Creating such an environment also provides a safe haven for when your child is tired or upset.

Consider some basic elements such as warmth and comfort when planning a playroom.  Young kids can greatly benefit from things that nurture like soft and cozy bean bags, kids armchairs, blankets and stuffed animals.  Such things also help to make the room safe if your child is active or if a couple of playmates start to play rough.

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A perfect play space combines fun and function seamlessly. Start with smart storage for toys and games, and add comfortable seating and a sturdy table. Make it unique with a theme that excites their imaginations and creativity.

If you want kids to have easy access to the items they regularly use. Consider containers that blend style with creativity, such as the tiered art supply holder below. Also note the numbered baskets along the wall, which help kids remember what’s inside by matching numerals with sets of items.

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Don’t forget the power of a large bookshelf. Even if some shelving is too high for kids to reach, these vertical places can be the perfect location for items that aren’t regularly accessed, such as toys out of the main play rotation, or books and supplies that children will enjoy when they are older.  Age appropriate books and toys can be stored on the bottom of the shelf for easy access.

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If a child’s playroom and bedroom are one in the same, try a vertical shelving unit with drawers, which provides an ideal space for books, small supplies, and toys of all sizes.

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Check out some more creative playroom ideas:

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As you can see, there is no right way to create a playroom for children, the possibilities are endless.

How will you decorate your child’s playroom? – Cute Beltz

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Eco-Friendly Options for Spring Cleaning Your Home | Cute Beltz

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It’s never too late to give your home an eco-friendly spring cleaning.  Thankfully strong, irritating cleaners are no longer the only cleaning supply option. We’ve gathered some safer household cleaning alternatives to help you and your family protect the environment—and your home.

To Buy

1. Dave by Eco-Me All Floor Cleaner: Safe to use on tile, sealed wood, vinyl, and more, the Dave by Eco-Me All Floor Cleaner eliminates bacteria without harsh chemicals.  Eco-me.com

2. Method Antibacterial Toilet Cleaner: Squirt Method’s antibacterial toilet cleaner under the rim and the citric acid-based formula kills 99.9 percent of germs. Methodhome.com

3. Seventh Generation: Of all the eco-friendly companies, Seventh Generation probably has the largest line of products, including cleaners, laundry care, toilet paper and even baby care items. Seventhgeneration.com

4. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Surface Scrub: Skip the elbow grease. A few shakes of Mrs. Meyer’s Surface Scrub are all you need to tackle hard-to-clean spots in the kitchen or bathroom, and it’s safe to use on stainless steel. Mrsmeyers.com

5. Green Works Compostable Cleaning Wipes: Biodegradable, plant-based cleaning agents make these compostable wipes ideal for quick cleanups. Greenworks.com

6. Vaska Spotoff Spot Remover: The color-safe, botanical surfactants in Spotoff make it the perfect pre-treatment for spills on rugs, curtains, and clothes. Vaskahome.com

To DIY

1. Baking Soda: Baking soda works great when you need a soft scrub & something more abrasive than liquids only.

2. Borax – Cleans and deodorizes. It softens water and is an excellent disinfectant. It’s available in laundry section of grocery store.

3. Hydrogen Peroxide: This is a disinfectant that can be used to bleach, kill bacteria, mold, and even salmonella.

4. Washing Soda – Cuts grease and removes stains. Disinfects and softens water. Available in laundry section of grocery store or in pure form from chemical supply houses as “sodium carbonate.”

5. Vinegar: Distilled white vinegar is the do-it-all of natural cleaners & no house should be without a giant bottle of the wonder liquid. Simply mixed with water, or with any of the below items, it can clean just about anything.

6. Citrus Fruit: Fruits such as lime, lemon and grapefruit can help polish, bleach, eliminate mildew and of course add a fresh fragrance to the home.

What eco-friendly products do you use in your home? – Cute Beltz

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Home Décor Tip: How to Mix and Match Patterns and Prints

Incorporating bright colors and fun patterns into your home can be a perfect way to prepare for the upcoming warmer weather.  It also brings excitement, energy, and movement to the room and all the designers are crazy about it.  Experts say that typically, you should have at least 3 different patterns going on in one space to make it interesting.

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Stick with a color scheme

The safe way to experiment with patterns is to choose a color scheme.  Selecting a common color palette can go a long way in coordinating patterns. Stick with similar hues to draw your eye to the color – not the varying patterns. However, this doesn’t mean all of your colors have to be the same hue. Try out multi-colored fabrics, but use a color that is similar throughout all the patterns for a cohesive look.  In order to make an effect, you have to use at least three different patterns. If you have too many competing patterns, it confuses the eye and can make your space seem cluttered. The successful way of mixing is to vary the patterns’ scale skillfully – from small to large.  Save the large-scale pattern for the focal point of the room, such as wallpaper or patterned curtains.

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Mix big and small prints

It’s impossible to make a mess of mixing large, medium, and small-scale patterns when you stick with a subdued palette, like the grays and yellows here. A unifying color theme keeps even florals, stripes, plaids, and geometric patterns in harmony.

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The Role of Fabrics

Fabric also plays an important role in the venture of mixing and matching the patterns. The feel of fabrics helps making the ideal mixing recipe for a pattern-loaded room. In fact, adding some textures is a very effective and nice option to enhance the patterns’ effects. The fabric “package” will almost always include a stripe or plaid, a floral and a couple of solids.  Use those prepackaged coordinating prints as a learning tool to see why the mix works, then go out and make your own combination.

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Examples of Patterns that Work Well Together:

  • Small polka dots, Stripes and Florals
  • Animal Prints and Solids with Texture
  • Chevron, Small floral and Solid
  • Geometric, Colorful floral, Small Stripe
  • Plaid, Graphics and Solids
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Are You Crafty?

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I love crafty people, especially one’s that know how to take a piece of furniture and find another use for it.  Like this coffee table, where they made this table into a chalkboard table and added benches for the kids, great idea. Checkout the tutorial –> DIY Craft Tutorial. I have also witnessed people turn an old entertainment center into a kitchen, very creative!  So, have you re-purposed any furniture?  What was it and what did it become?

Go create something fabulous! –CuteBeltz

 

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